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UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference

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Title

UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Location

Marriott Hotel

Start Date/Time

4/11/2013 8:30 AM

End Date/Time

4/14/2013 5:00 PM

Type of Event

Conferences Workshops and Seminars

Contact

Melissa Conway

Description

Scholars and science fiction fans will explore the explosion of the genre across the media landscape when UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference convenes April 11-14 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Riverside. With seven concurrent tracks for attendees to choose from, the 2013 conference will be largest in the 34-year history of the conference, said Melissa Conway, head of Special Collections and Archives of the UCR Libraries and conference co-organizer. It also is the first time the UCR Libraries and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences have partnered with the Science Fiction Research Association, the largest and most prestigious scholarly organization in the field, to present the event. Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin, special effects creator Raymond F. Harryhausen and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee will be recognized, in absentia, with the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction. Registration for students is $95; general registration is $170; and single-day registration is $95. Register may be made online by March 30. Registration may be made at the door for all events except the awards banquet on Saturday evening. The conference will include the fourth Science Fiction Studies Symposium on Thursday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spanish Art Gallery at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.

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